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Standard User ashmo
(learned) Sun 02-Jun-13 11:14:38
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Acceptable speed difference from wireless to wired?


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Just had fibre installed smile

Engineer test was bang on 700000kb download and 200000kb upload

Via Wireless (Excellent signal) TP-Link TL-WN822N
http://www.speedtest.net/result/2747118197.png

Via cat5e (via router) Huawei HG533
http://www.speedtest.net/result/2747176031.png

BT Estimate was 54.7 Download and 15.7mb upload

BT Wholesale Broadband Performance Test

Download 73.29
Upload 13.86

Edited by ashmo (Sun 02-Jun-13 11:54:20)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 02-Jun-13 20:30:59
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Re: Acceptable speed difference from wireless to wired?


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Try our speed test the graphs may show the wireless simply offering a more variable speed.

802.11n which is what it must be to get those sorts of speeds can be very variable in speed. Even if the PC reports a 150 Mbps wireless connection, that is 75 Mbps in either direction and once you allow for all the technical overheads might give 60 Mbps real world speeds.

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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 03-Jun-13 01:24:44
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Re: Acceptable speed difference from wireless to wired?


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Wireless is ALWAYS a best effort and shouldn't be expected to be as good as a cabled connection.

With expensive equipment you can get better wireless speeds however 40Mbps is perfectly acceptable for wireless.


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Standard User ashmo
(learned) Mon 03-Jun-13 12:21:26
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Re: Acceptable speed difference from wireless to wired?


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Try our speed test the graphs may show the wireless simply offering a more variable speed.

802.11n which is what it must be to get those sorts of speeds can be very variable in speed. Even if the PC reports a 150 Mbps wireless connection, that is 75 Mbps in either direction and once you allow for all the technical overheads might give 60 Mbps real world speeds.


Its a bit odd most of the speed testers only say I get around 50mb download but the talktalk and BT one say 70mb ish? And when I'm downloading from a Microsoft server I get 9.5 Mb/s which is the full 76mb ?
Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 03-Jun-13 16:41:51
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Re: Acceptable speed difference from wireless to wired?


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Yeah speedtesters aren't reliable overall.
Fibre is so fast that often speedtests cannot be relied upon.

I would advise if you can happily get full speeds from microsoft etc then it's all great. Don't worry too much about it.

You will find that plenty of servers don't give out at the full 80Mbps. I often download from sites at only 20Mbps due to the site not hosting any faster.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 03-Jun-13 19:22:08
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Our tester will cope with people on 1000 Mbps so if someone is only getting 50meg on a faster connection would in interested to see the graphs

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